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Update 17th April 2019
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide
A. E. Housman (1859–1936)
Readings for Sunday 21st Easter Sunday
First Reading: Acts 10.34-43  Psalm 118.1-2, 14-24
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15.19-26  Gospel: John 20.1-18
Holy Week and Easter services
Tonight, the service of Tenebrae, 7.30pm at St. Jude’s.
Thursday at 7.30 pm, Holy Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar at St. Jude’s.
The Prayer Vigil begins after this service.
Good  Friday at 10.00 am, the Cantata and Solemn Intercession, at St. Jude’s.
The Prayer Vigil continues after this service.
Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil and Lighting of New Fire, 8.30 pm at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
21st April, Easter Day, Holy Eucharist at 8.30 and 10.00 am.
A Festival Offering Envelope will be included with your Easter bulletins for your special thanksgiving Easter donation, which goes to further God’s kingdom here at St. Jude’s.  Please  mark your envelope accordingly with your name and envelope number
Prayer Vigil: sign-up sheets for the Vigil are now in the Narthex so you can join in this significant event in our parish life.  The idea is that the Cross is never alone during those hours between Maundy Thursday and Easter.  Please sign for the time you can come, but don’t forget to come!  The church doors will be locked, but entry can be gained by ringing the door bell.   
The Good Friday Cross.  At the conclusion of the Maundy Thursday service, a large cross is erected in the front of the church to signify the crucifixion, and as a focus for meditation and prayer during the Prayer Vigil that follows.  The cross, made of well weathered cedar, was obtained for the purpose by David Goodbrand, who bargained with Dr. Lee Bean, a close friend, to see if we could “borrow” some suitable wood.   After some in-house engineering to join the pieces, it was erected, somewhat precariously, in the old church by being bound to the altar rail, but with the advent of the present building, a metal base was made for it by blacksmith John Pedersen.  Black gauze drapes were made for the Chancel Guild, and this cross has become a significant icon in our church’s life.
Fr. Bill’s sermon from last Sunday can be seen again on the church’s website, or you can just click on: 
Please remember in your prayers this week:
Ray and Mary Anne, Jack and Diane, Bob, Lindsay - Dane and Jack, Somer, Sangeeta and Nalini, Cyndi and Wally; Cathy and Brian; Bishop John and Catherine; Mary; Margaret; Pat and Sean; Dorothy -Toby- Lindsay- Teresa and family; Suzette and Yvonne; Tim, Paul, and Judy; Brenda and Paul; Mike; Margery; Joe; Norma; Jake and Shirley; Laurel; Ruth; Julia and John; Don; Jean; Ashley; Lorraine; Karla -Rob - Ben and Tom; Kathy, David, Nelson, Patrick, Henry, Mary, Helen, Diana, Sue, Terry, Alex and Andy, David and Mary Ann, Lee, Shannon, Ron and Sue, Kelly, Nelson, Mike, Aldo, Margaret, Ray, George, Michael, David, Elizabeth, Robin, Helen, Rick and Mary plus Jackie, and those known to you alone.
Rest in Peace:  Doris Elliott. May the soul of Doris find rest eternal and rise in glory, and  brother in law Keith Roberts and all the family and friends find strength and comfort as they mourn.
Pray for all those who are grieving the loss of the iconic and historical Notre Damn Cathedral in Paris.  Let us through this tragedy see people come together to support one another.
Pray for the people in our sister Parish in Regional Ministry St Albans and Matt as they move to disestablishment and forward.
Pray for all clergy and laity involved in liturgy throughout this Holiest week and Easter.
We continue to offer prayers for the Bishops nominated for the election of the 14th Primate this summer:
If you feel that yourself, or someone you know, would benefit from prayer, please contact the church office (Fr. Bill Ward or Rosalie), at 519-660-8198, OR call Sharon Frank (Prayer and Pastoral Care Team Leader) at 519-933-3164.
Cycle of Prayer for April is Service
To respond to human need by loving service is a central aspect of Christ’s call. Loving service engages finding real needs and offers service that is truly loving so all are changed by the encounter.
Lord you came to serve and not to be served, fill us with the compassion and insight to respond to human need by loving service. Let your glory fill this place.
Let your glory fill this world.
We honour ministries in support of SERVICE: the Third Mark of Mission;
ACW - Crafters, Quilters, Catering, Pies, Card Parties,
Outreach - Daily Bread, Nearly New Shop, Kick Soccer, Bale to the North, Undies Sunday, Bless their Socks, Hospice comfort, Men’s Mission, Unity Project
My Sister’s Place, anova, CMHA Distress Center
St John’s Hospitality Dinners, Circles Dinners/ Bridges out of Poverty, Christmas Share, Christmas family support.
The Outreach Committee “Ministry-of-the-Month” for April is Socks!!
The Outreach Committee would like to support the following agencies with the collection of socks.
a) Unity House
b) My Sister's Place
c) The Youth Action Center
d) Joseph’s House, a temporary home for refugee claimants operated by the Cross Cultural Learner Centre.
These can be clean gently used socks or new ones. A collection box will be placed in the Narthex for the month of April.  As you buy your Easter chocolate please remember those in need.
Any questions or concerns can be sent or asked of Cheryle Anne Mac Belford. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or 519 663-9359.
Daily Bread this month, our gifts were:
Financial donation, $25.00; Canned goods 59; Cookies 3 pkgs.; Jam 1;  Juice 1; Mac/cheese 14 boxes; Miscellaneous 9; Pasta 12 pkgs.; Pasta sauce 1; Potatoes 2 - 10lb bags; Rice 4 pkgs.;  Snacks 7; Soup 14 cans;Tea 1 box; Egg/margarine containers74.
Thank you all!  Doug and Laura Fairbairn.
“Get a St. Jude’s name tag!”  Speak to Vikki Norris or Charlotte Bouckley.  We shall be delighted to put your name on the list for one of our Church of St. Jude name tags.
ACW Diocese of Huron, Annual meeting and Conference.
Saturday  April 27th, at St. Paul’s Cathedral.  Registration, meet and greet, coffee, muffins at 9.00 am, followed by Morning Prayer and Annual Meeting at 10.00 am.
12.00 noon, lunch, catered by Nooners.
Guest speaker at 1.00 pm will be The Rt. Rev’d William G. Cliff, Bishop of Brandon, MB, speaking on “Ministry and Challenges in the North”.
The meeting concludes with a service of Holy Eucharist at 2.00 pm, celebrant The Rt. Rev’d Linda C. Nichols. 
All are welcome to all or part of the day.                
Photo Directory Parish members who came and had their photos taken for the new Directory will all receive a free 8x10" picture.  These are now in the office for you to pick up.  Those who ordered, and paid for, extra copies of photos should have received them, with their free one,  by now.  The Directories will be available later in the year, after our snowbirds have had the chance to be included.  The date for these photos to be taken is Monday 29th April, 2.30 - 8.30 pm.
Men of St. Jude will meet again on Wednesday 1st May, as usual 11.30 am at the Alibi Roadhouse.
The Lunch Bunch will meet again on Friday 3rd May, Holy Eucharist at 11.15 am, followed by lunch around noon in All Saints Hall.  After lunch, a visit behind the scenes of the Salthaven Wildlife Sanctuary.   Brian Salt, Chairman of the Board of Directors and MacKenzie Shaw, Operations supervisor, along with several of their wildlife ambassadors, will give you the inside scoop on what they do as a wildlife rehabilitation clinic and education Centre.
London Pro Musica presents “Choral Masterpieces”, a concert of the greatest anthems and choral works of all time!  On Sunday 28th April at 7.00 pm here at the church.  Tickets are $25.00 (adults), $20.00 (student), and it’s free for children 12 years and younger.  More details on the poster in the Narthex.
68th London Scouts Environmental Recycling Fundraiser.  From Friday April 26th  to Sunday April 28th  at Copp's Buildall, 1640 Fanshawe Park Road West. Simply drop off your old electronics and scrap metal free of charge to have them recycled in an environmentally friendly manner. See posters in the Narthex for drop off times, or for more information please ask Bryan Smith.
Fanshawe Chorus London presents “Four Seasons” at Dundas Street United Church on Saturday 27th April at 7.30 pm.  Tickets are $30.00 (adults), $25.00 (seniors), $20.00 (students), $15.00 (youth 12-18), and children under 12 are free.  More details on the poster in the Narthex.
The Ontario Welsh Festival takes place here in London 26th - 28th April, and the Machynlleth Male Voice Choir will be in concert at First St. Andrew’s Church (350 Queens Avenue) at 8.00 pm on Saturday 27th April.  Tickets are $25.00, from the church, or at www.eventbrite/e/ontario-welsh-festival-tickets,  or $30.00 at the door. See the poster in the Narthex for more details.
Homelessness in London   A panel discussion on Wednesday 1st May at 8.30 pm at St. John the Evangelist Church.  Free admission; see poster in the Narthex for more details.
“Bound to the Word” An evening of spoken word, preaching and music, featuring Angus Sinclair, Franklin Davis and other talented speakers (see poster in the Narthex).  At St. Aidan’s Church, 1246 Oxford Street West, on Friday 3rd May at 7.00 pm.  Admission is $10.00 at the door, part of which will support Merrymount Family Support Centre.
Advance notice!!  The annual pig roast at St. Alban’s is on schedule for Saturday 4th May, and since this is a sell out affair, we thought we would give you advance notice.  Tickets are $20.00, children under 10 $12.00.
Really advance notice!!  On Saturday 1st June we are having our Beef BBQ and Auction, so to get you ready, the organisers are asking for donations of things, new and maybe gently used, for the Auction.  It’s a GST event, meaning that the Auction will be of Goods, Services and Talents!!  Tickets will be available in good time for the event, but if you have any questions, see Derek Shadlock for more details.